WASHINGTON (AFP) – The James Webb Space Telescope captured the iconic ‘Pillars of Creation’, huge structures of gas and dust teeming with stars, NASA said on Wednesday, and the image is as majestic as one could hope.
The twinkling of thousands of stars illuminates the telescope’s first shot of the gigantic gold, copper and brown columns standing in the midst of the cosmos. At the ends of several pillars are bright red, lava-like spots.
“These are ejections from stars that are still forming,” only a few hundred thousand years old, NASA said in a statement.
More details on Sunday’s Borneo Bulletin